Reg - Agree about the balance, I think i'll so more swimming in the winter when I get in my 50's etc. Good for suppleness and bloody hard. Plus warmer and safer than biking!!
Decent 5k PMJ - Love those evening summer 5k's - cheap entry and a decent social - perfect. Sounds like a good series.
Training on the grass at Luton last night - 8 x 1k, bit breezy. 3.11 for the first then averaged about 3.06 with the last two 3.04 and 2.58. Surprised myself, although we do the same course for these distances, might have been a teeny bit short I think. Anyway hopefully not..and good prep for the BUPA 10K on Monday.
Just discovered my time from Saturday was 9:12.8 rather than my estimate of 9:15. Pleased with that as a solo run with a bit of wind and a bit left in the tank! Might try to get down to a Watford Open evening for a PB attempt at some point - probably need a bit more speedwork first though.
Yep I need to work out which one to go to. Was discussing last years race with TC on Saturday. another race like that would be good.
Bus - middle aged class women? Bet half of them had the old 'Breton style white and blue hooped top/bodywarmer combo on. They're like an army and my mum is paranoid now after I pointed it out . Nice run too..
Cortina - clumsy sod! Hope it's ok now though!
So Highgate 10,000 Saturday night. Not ideal prep as I had to go to the SAL at Basingstoke in the morning with the missus. And as she was officiating I then had to jog 3 miles to the station to get the train in.
So, weather was a bit breezy, not too bad. Settled in on around 79's, although was aiming for 1.20's. Felt great first half, hit 5k in 16.30 odd. Then as expected the lack of mileage and a bloody slight stitch curtailed my progress, but tried to forget about it and it slowly eased off. Ran with Jim C from Harrow for virtually the last 10 laps and he just edged me over the last lap.
So 33.15 in the end - pleased I didn't crash completely and as Jim beat me I was the slowest V40 there going by PO10! Although Kojo and Greenwood are stupidly fast. Funny running through a beer tent too. Another great night down there, although I doubt many others in the RW forum world know much about it..free too!
Watching the mens and womens race was a treat, although 'our' KA didn't have her best run and may not make it to Rio, we'll see. The speed of the top blokes..wow.